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. >> woodruff: and we close by returning to a conversation with tonight's debate moderator, our own jim lehrer about his book on past presidential debates. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: in just a few hours, president barack obama and former massachusetts governor mitt romney will take the stage at the university of denver's magness arena for the first of three election debates. tonight's encounter, moderated by the "newshour's" own jim lehrer, is to focus on domestic policy. the first half of the 90-minute face-off will be spent on the number one issue for most voters this year: the economy. joining us for the debate, and here with us now to preview what to expect tonight are two familiar faces syndicated columnist mark shields and "new york times" columnist david brooks. gentlemen, welcome. th
, missouri, i'm jim lehrer. thank you, and good night. [applause] c-span [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> monday, an interview with former presidential candidate ross perot. he talks about the status of the economy, the deficit and debt, and how it has changed since his campaigns in 1992 and 1996. here's a portion of that interview. >> you established a third party. he ran twice. you established -- what was it? united we stand and then the reform party. do you think there is something wrong with the two-party system that has gotten, as we have seen, more acrimonious? >> it is almost impossible to do it. it would be a healthy thing if you could get it done and make it happen. they know they are going to be butchered from day one for what they have done. >> "usa today's" richard wolfe talks with ross perot. and to confine his article on monday in "usa today." >> my opponent and his running mate are big believers in top down economics. they basically think that if we spend another $5 trillion on tax cuts that f
in charge of the party, your hand-picked jim greer had his own zan dal of questionable money. i know he's on trial for that. you may be called to testify about it. and i know there are certain thing you can't talk about. but what do we do to bring more transparency to state parties? i mean it seems as if there's sort a lot of loosey-goosey things that happen. yes, there are private companies, if you will, the state political parties and in this case, the state republican paerkts but they're having an impact on a very public event, which is elections. >> no question about it. and i think greater transparency is the answer. and i think one of the ways do that and an indirect way is to have open primaries. and if you have open primaries where people in some states already can do this, you know, whether you're a republican, democrat, or independent, on primary election day you can decide to vote in that party's primary even if it's not your own. how d us that help with transparency? it will weaken it if you will. >> you want to weaken political parties? do you think that's healthy for the p
this is a moment for jim lehrerer to be very tough, respectful tough, and for president obama to come back at him and to say, look, i'm happy to see -- your running mate said he didn't have enough time on sunday. that's too bad. that's terrible, in fact. i'm willing to cede, governor romney -- >> could jim lehrer get away with simply saying i have a little liberty here, a little leeway, i will give you all the time it takes. tell us now what tax breaks you're going to get rid of. >> tell us what tax breaks you're going goat rid of and also please, governor romney, you were very upset about the 47% of americans who pay no taxes. well, they include seniors, the military, and they include the working poor. please tell me, governor romney, exactly which groups you're going to raise federal incomes taxes on of those three groups because you don't like the fact they're not paying taxes. he's a very wonderful man, a warm man, he could be tough but respectful and i think president obama should help him out by saying i'm happy to cede some of my time so you can take the time and lay out all those deductio
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be accomplished tonight. cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta is in denver getting ready to set the scene. jim. >> reporter: wolf, the romney campaign sees the polls moving in their directions. one of the top priorities tonight is to maintain that trajectory. the romney campaign also says the gop nominee will not be looking to score a knockout tonight but will instead zero in on the president's handling of the economy. you can say that the romney game plan for tonight can be boiled down into two key phrases. do no harm and live to fight another day. just a few hours before one of the most important nights of his political life, mitt romney walked through the debate site in denver prepped for his first one-on-one face-off with the president. campaign officials tell cnn romney's game plan tonight is to provide a clear choice, talk about his plan to create jobs and contrast that with the president's performance on the economy. and in a sign of caution, the campaign says romney won't be looking for a knockout punch. one of romney's top surrogates, florida senator marco rubio says th
that comes to economic opportunity and jobs. in the best gift we give somebody as a career. >> jim higgins. >> okay, well one of the most inefficient things you can do with education dollars to send it to jefferson city and let the bureaucrats deal with that and then admit that. i mean, let the communities keep their own money and not have this, you know, big trail of money going back and forth. we need to allow parents to have more decisions in their schools and we need more school vouchers and charter schools. when the money comes back from the state, there's lots of strings attached and mandate. so every school district goes a little different. they have different names. so we need to allow more flexibility in the school, more innovation, competition, innovation. it works for cars and computers, it will work for education. so we can't mandate and not everybody jump through the same hoops in every community. we've got to just allow the free market to work and allow innovation and competition to work, yes. >> jay nixon. >> were making progress in education. we supported increasing the com
and jefferson would be serving ten to 40. >> cenk: that's fascinating. some charge this is a new form of jim crow. do you agree with that? >> sure. for the masses of black people in this country the leading indicator suggests a situation that is a dire regression. you look today for example, we have more african-americans today in one form of incarceration or in prison control, whether it's parole on probation, et cetera we have more people in that condition than we had in slavery before the civil war began. when you have that kind of statistic staring you in the face, you have to look at it like did we pass by jim crow are or letting it slip back into our lives. >> cenk: that's a powerful documentary about our insane war on drugs. we are never going to win it it was racist to begin with and let alone the damage it does to all races. in mexico alone since 2006 60,000 people have been killed in the war on drugs. eliot spitzer what do you have for us on "viewpoint." >> we have sheila bear who's blockbuster book is really turning heads. not a pretty picture for a lot of th
for this weekend. on the block, several items that once belonged to a who's who of notorious criminals. jim axelrod takes a look. >> reporter: bobby livingston's family has been auctioning rare artifacts for 30 years. a letter from washington, a signed picture of einstein. but they're about to hold their biggest event ever at this amherst, new hampshire auction house. it's not the heroes who are the headliners. >> washington, lincoln, churchill, al capone? >> al capone is one of those figures, those mystic, iconic figures that represent something to american popular culture. >> even the gangsters get the white glove treatment? >> reporter: sunday 130 rare pieces of gangster memorabilia from the 1920s and '30s go on the block. items gathered from private collectors during the last eight years. >> with the type of interest we're getting, i would not be surprised if this was a seven-figure auction. >> reporter: included is a musical love letter al capone wrote to his wife, may, while in alcatraz. >> two sawed off shotguns. two machine rifles. >> reporter: also featured are items found on bonnie and cl
to speak for the full 90 minutes of the debate. suly jim will get something in thto >> crystal ball, the president will not be allowed to speak for the full 90 minutes of the te. surely jim will get something in there too. possibly we could expect a 30 minute attack add? you never know. maybe they should put that in e s th predentou ry ngsatef anything. i suspect that is not what they are going to do. he has ahallenge to come in and not look scared or defensive. he has to be cool and calm and atthmostor tng for him. if he looks skiddish. those optics will be the most devastating thing for him. yould ink ul a the pressure would be on the incumbent to defend the last four years in office. but in this debate, it is clear that 100% is on how does mitt romney handle the 47question? >> i agree with ystal to put therheec voters are sitting with their back toward the stage. the voice and he has to be strong and have an answer. the problem he has is which every way he turns he loses a piece of the argument. romney igoing to lose a piece where he turns. one that he has us befe, to say look, i
of notorious criminals. jim axelrod takes a look. >> reporter: bobby livingston's family has been auctioning rare artifacts for 30 years. a letter from washington, a signed picture of einstein. but they're about to hold their biggest event ever at this amherst, new hampshire auction house. it's not the heroes who are the headli headliners. >> washington, lincoln, churchill, al capone? >> al capone is one of those figures, those iconic figures that represents something to american popular culture. >> reporter: sunday 130 rare pieces of gangster memorabilia from the 1920s and '30s go on the block. items gathered from private collectors during the last eight years. >> with the type of interest we're getting, i would not be surprised if this was a seven-figure auction. >> reporter: included is a musical love letter al capone wrote to his wife, may, while in alcatraz. >> two sawed off shotguns. >> reporter: also feature ready items found on bonnie and clyde right after the shootout that ended their bank robbing careers and their lives in 1934. >> this was in clyde's waistband? >> it was in his wa
. but as cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta's reporting, romney seems to have some other ideas. jim's joining us right now. what's he saying? what's going on in pennsylvania, jim? >> reporter: wolf, you're right. mitt romney did predict he's going to win the state of pennsylvania come november. but even though his campaign has mainly been a focus on fixing the nation's economy, mitt romney in recent days has been stepping up his attacks on the president on the issue of national security. and specifically lately on who's a better friend of israel. and there are signs the obama campaign is paying attention. at a military academy in pennsylvania, mitt romney tried to make the case for a new commander in chief. romney once again questioned the president's recent description of events in the middle east as bumps in the road. >> i sure as heck don't consider iran becoming nuclear a bump in the road. we need someone who recognizes the seriousness of what's ahead and is willing to lead. >> reporter: romney's tough talk on iran follows israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu's drawing
and undeniable falsehoods. and then when he was asked by jim acosta when romney was at cnn whether he had played fast and loose with the facts from time to time romney says this. >> we've been absolutely spot on and any time there's anything that's been amiss we correct it or remove it. >> jennifer: absolutely spot on. the audacity of this -- he's lying about lying. so let's just see what a couple of independent fact checkers say about romney's campaign being "spot on." now, politifact is one of those independent fact checkers. it is from the "tampa bay times," they objectively evaluate lies in campaigns and they found that of mitt romney's statements of his statements, 42% were rated somewhat false and 9% of them were pants on fire lies! for the president 27% of the ads were somewhat false and 1% pants on fire lies. you don't want anybody lying about anything but who is the bigger liar here? here are some of the top romney whoppers. the ones that have earned him the legendary four pinocchios rating from "the washington p
off against jim furyk and snedeker. >> so we're hoping for him. no tiger/rory match-up today. and you remember somebody -- norman said that rory mcilroy intimidating tiger. nobody intimidates tiger. >> you would. >> i don't intimidate tiger or his caddie. he got rid of that thug. i think he's now with adam scott. but then the guy said adam scott won some average tournament and he said it was the greatest caddying game. i think he's a kiwi, isn't he? anyway, now today's weather forecast. alex wall larks i was trying to find out when on nbc the ryder cup starts today. >> i'll find out. >> alex, you're a renaissance man. you don't just know about rain, do you you? is there rain in illinois? how about that? >> it looks like the rain will be sinking just south of illinois, maybe a few showers this morning. but later today should be a little drier. >> who is it on today? >> espn today. #:00. >> never mind. 8:00 a.m. somewhere else, not 8:00 a.m. here. >> central time. >> nothing happens in the first hour, alex. don't turn it on until 9:00, please. anyway -- what else is going on? are we ful
's walk over to cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta who's been out on the campaign trail watching what's going on. another dramatic day. virginia, virginia, virginia. pretty important place. >> that's right. a rare visit to washington for me. but it's good to be home, wolf. all politics is local. so it was no surprise to hear both candidates hit on national security themes today in their speeches in virginia. but the state is much bigger than that. it's really a republican firewall for mitt romney. in battleground virginia, both president obama and mitt romney pulled out the heavy artillery before a group of veterans, romney slammed the president for the massive defense cuts part of the fiscal cliff coming at the end of the year. >> it is still a troubled and dangerous world. and the idea of cutting our military commitment by a trillion dollars over this decade is unthinkable. and devastating. and when i become president of the united states, we will stop it. i will not cut our commitment to our military. >> the president once again blasted romney's hidden camera comments
me from cleveland is jim long, he's a farmer who has leased his land for a natural gas well. good morning, jim. >> good morning. >> your farm is in carolton, ohio, right? >> that's correct. >> and that's south of cleveland. your family has owned this land for a really long time since the 1800s. what motivated you to do this on your farmland? >> well, it was a good opportunity obviously for the money. the community was dying. and it was a farming community. and with the economy and everything else, we needed something to bring it back to life. and it seemed because the deposits were there, nobody realized it, but it was a real gift that it was a good time to capitalize on it. >> so there are rules in place about how many wells you can have onnor land. you can fill us in? >> yes, each pad generally has six wells. and it depends on the size of the unit. it can be anywhere from 120 acres to 1280 acres. but it is so regulated that the chances for any kind of a problem don't hardly exist. >> so are the regulations good in your mind or troublesome? >> i think they're overregulated in som
-off tomorrow night. and as cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta discovered, it will be one of the very two times the two men have actually met in person. jim is joining us live from littleton, colorado. what's the latest on this particular score, jim? >> reporter: well, wolf, i can tell you right now that ann romney is about to take the stage behind me. she's going to be holding an event here in littleton, colorado, in a few moments from now. she's been one of this campaign's most effective surrogates and been very busy doing just that while her husband, mitt romney, has been doing debate preparations just a short distance away in denver. it will be fascinating, wolf, to watch the body language between mitt romney and president obama tomorrow night when they meet face-to-face as the obama campaign revealed to cnn, the two men have only met a few times in the past. flash back to 2008 and there they are. then-senator barack obama and mitt romney sharing a few moments on stage after back-to-back democratic and republican presidential debates in new hampshire. they also ran int
's proposed held up in congress. now the challenge here is the moderator will push both candidates. jim lair is a good moderator. he's very balanced, and i don't think he'll let them answer the questions they want. he's going to have to do that. at the same time, the challenge for president obama is not simply get bogged down in the details of his answer, but to then spin around and frame his answer as an attack, if you will, on governor romney and his lack of specifics and an agenda. you have to weave and bob at the same time. that's what a good debater does. >> let me bring in anne. is this a good strategy. you say you promised you would create 1 million new manufacturing jobs and hiring 100,000 math and science teachers and he talked about the jobs bill blokd by republicans and transportation bill blocked by republicans. is that the follow-up? how do you break this fever if it exists to a second term? >> i think chris is right. i think he has to do that to a certain extent. we saw the idea of running against congress work well in the past. congress has a lower approval rating than the pre
button issue. chief national correspondent jim angle is live in washington. all right, jim, so what's the big deal? [laughter] >> reporter: well, arthel, the key assertion, as you say, is that women only make 77 cents for every dollar that men make. that is in obama ads and in his own statements. listen. >> president obama knows that women being paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men isn't just unfair, it hurts families. >> if you do the same work as a man, you ought to be paid the same wage as a man. [applause] >> reporter: now, of course, the problem is that's not true. the assertion that it's equal work for equal pay -- equal pay for equal work. the census data don't say women make 77 cents on the dollar for the same work. a census official briefing reporters was recently asked if it measures equal pay. here's what he said. >> so i don't want -- i guess we don't have a way of measuring equal pay for equal work. we try to compare the earnings of full-time year-round work between men and women. >> reporter: so, arthel, if the 77 cents isn't a measure of equal pa
between the u.s. and europe, davis love iii captaining for team u.s.a. including tiger woods jim furyk, phil mickelson, zach johnson, bubba watson and others. in europe, led by he's say maria. sergio garcia, rory mcilroy and rand mcdowell. >> bill: international tournament? >> three days of intense golf competition. >> bill: thank you very much. with early voting starting in ohio, it brings back topic that i think is one of the most troubling ones this year and hasn't gotten half the attention that it deserves and that is the issue of voter suppression. it has been happening in many states across the land in various forms. i think our good friends at think progress have kept on top of this and reported on it better than anybody else. joining us on our news line this morning from the center for american progress, senior constitutional policy analyst ian mill maaser. -- ian millhiser. thank you for being with us. >> good to be back. >> bill: i should say welcome back too. how many states is it where we've seen
't like them. but now we see a huge push. >> eliot: yes. it's almost george sorerus and jim simon on one hand versus sheldoned a elson on the other. does it ever cross your mind that maybe it doesn't matter as much as we think it might in the sense that the arc of the obama campaign was not thrown off track by all of the money coming in from adelson and the others. >> you could say that. we're not infallible i think the candidate is ultimately the most important thing in politics, and i think there are some problems that mitt romney doesn't seem to be able to overcome, i think that helps. but there is 40 days left in the election, and there is a lot of money that has not been spent and is not on the airwaves. the real fall barrage is perhaps yet to come. >> eliot: you said you are so -- ahead of the curve on tracking where the money is coming from and where it is booing. one of the early indicators of senior republican dissatisfaction will be when the money begins to swift away from the -- presidential race towards the senate. is that something you are starting to se
crosses it. earlier this morning, i spoke international security analyst jim walsh about a subject that reverberated around the halls of the united nations this week. >> i expect many different ahmadinejads. i expect the one that has meetings like the two i attended, is kindler and gentler, and the one who speaks in front of the general assembly, is fiery, to speak to that audience in iran, and it didn't happen. he was pretty tame all throughout. so i think what we were getting was the message of we're reasonable and we're willing to talk, and that sort of sets the stage for what will happen after the u.s. election and early next year. >> jim, ahmadinejad, he is on his way out. the iranian economy is in crisis. there's high inflation. many from crude has been choked off by sanctions. many iranians are embarrassed. is he becoming irrelevant now that he's really in the last nine months of his presidency, his leadership there? >> i think that's a good question. i think we as americans, we think iran, we think ahmadinejad, the devil that's caricatured. number one, it has always been th
for retirement your entire lives. like jim whip said, i see a whole bunch of veterans who have served this country with bravery and distinction and soldiers who defend our freedom every single day and i see those military families who are wondering whether their loved ones are going to come back home safe and sound. that's who i see. >> that's who you see. a vision of an america united by values, not divided by wealth. it's a passionate message and polls show it's resonating with the american people. just take a look at this. it's remarkable. here's how the race looked before romney's 47% comment became public. some ups and downs but overall a pretty steady race. here's the race since the 47% video surfaced last monday. it's clear, it's a clear shift toward the president as americans learn more and more about romney, who romney is and how he views so many americans. two candidates, two visions in this election. we're all in this together or you're on your own. bill job build jobs from the bottom up or harvest jobs. joining me from mother jones, he broke the news about this harvest vid
to her. welcomed, tennessee james. thursday, yesterday, september 27th. reese and her husband jim are happy. mom and baby are healthy. the family is thrilled. and we're thrilled for them. congratulations, reese witherspoon and hubby and tennessee. >> way to go. >>> all right. sofia vergara embracing her curves. apparently her mom advised her not to undergo breast surgery years ago. >> a reduction though. >> yes, reduction. thank you for that. reduction. wanted to make them smaller. her mom said don't do it. she is agreeing with that. says she rejected the former and is yet to get a wedding dress. so she doesn't have to worry about wedding dress malfunctions. she says she looks better naked. that's a powerful statement. i think a lot of people when they look at themselves think i look better in clothes. she says she looks better out of clothes. >> smart mother. because i think her boobs have helped her career. i'm just saying. >> funny how that happens. >> you're just saying. you're just saying. >> helped her out. the girls have helped her. >> way to go, sunny. i'll l
. >> senator jim webb, former navy secretary, a vtnamar veteran, spoke with president obama today in virginia beach. and he went right at mr. romney on foreign policy and the wars. and he is -- he's right there when he says that we don't know what mr. romney would do if he . ey srely and. vaguely that he supports what president obama is doing in afghanistan in terms of there being a timeline for leaving but he has also said he was against a timeline for leaving in the past. so really who knows? he's not even trying. the closest we've gotten to any competing cont republican tin wa pbl wt sator john mccain at the republican convention when he said that the afghanistan war just shouldn't end. he also thinks that the iraq war shouldn't have ended. so i'm noture that it's a politicallviable position. even if it is an internally cogent one from the senar. fois yr'mi i apparently just not going to happen. not unless he starts it now. 40 days out, mitt romney did get as close as he gets to talking about the issue today. in that he spoke before a group of veterans and talked about a concern about vet
it was when she ran against jim talen. she had a confidence and was much more ladylike in 2006. but in the debate on friday she came on swinging and i think that's becausehe feels threatened." republicans are trying to igre akin lest xist comment nckesoid think it's best if the nrsc weighs in on these questions because we're so focused on the presidential." the nrcc spokesperson said, "decline to comment." it gets woe. according to "the los angeles times" akin told supporters, "the first t minesw, itikme l wat out of the cage. she was just furious and attacking in every different direction which wases a little bit of a surprise to us." you know, 's par for the course, from the candidate who said this -- >> it ses to me, first of all, from what i understand from doctorhat'real rar if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. >> of course, akin tried to apologize and now that republicans are struggling to regain the senate, they ar starting to throw their support >> of course, akin tried to apologize and now that republicans are strugg
. embattled todd akin picked up two endorsements, santorum and jim demint are voicing support for them. there have been 400 newest nile cases. so far, 3500 people have been infected. 147 have died. now we're going to take you right back to "hardball." >>> welcome back to "hardball." the battle for united states senate comes down to a handful of races across the country as republicans need to net just four seats to take control. one of those races is in wisconsin, if they win the present seat but momentum has shifted in recent weeks to democratic candidate, congresswoman tammy baldwin leading her republican challenger, tommy thompson, by four points in the latest ppp poll. congresswoman baldwin joins us right now. you seem to be doing pretty good in wisconsin, a state causing so much noise in the last couple years because of public employees. how does that affect your race, scott walker, unions on one side, public employee/unions, how does that affect the interest voters are having in this year's election? >> well, i think we've seen voters in wisconsin engage more than ever before. we'
there showing his support for todd akin. today republican senator jim demint and former presidential candidate rick santorum threw their support behind todd akin. republican senator roy blunt, remember him? the guy who said todd akin has to get out. he put out a statement today saying that now he is supporting todd akin. the state republican party, which had expressed grave public doubts about akin after his comments about some rapes being legitimate last month, they now say they're all in for todd akin as well. even the national republican party's senate campaign committee, the guys who said we're done when they were talking about todd akin, apparently they are thinking now of not being done with him anymore. so now we know just how offended all of those republicans really were about the legitimate rape comments. they were offended enough until the deadline passed and they couldn't get off the ballot and they couldn't replace him anymore, and now they've decided they're already with the whole legitimate rape thing. the outrage just wore off. took about a month. todd akin had been heavily favo
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